Archive for April, 2013

Kiwi habits, deregulation blamed for ‘broken’ safety culture

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders’ cultural tendencies towards “stoicism, deference to authority, laid-back complacency and suspicion of red tape”, along with too much deregulation in the 1980’s and 1990’s, are root causes of New Zealand’s … Read more »

Goodhew: Launch of the research report Ultimit Benefit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here this morning and your warm welcome. I am delighted to be here on this special occasion of the launch of the research report Ultimit Benefit: Women Trainees in the Electricity Supply Industry. Read more »

Budget 2013: $70 million extra for aged care and dementia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Aged care and dementia services will benefit from an extra $70 million over the next four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew say. Read more »

NZISM welcome taskforce recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The NZISM welcome the recommendations made by the Independent Health and Safety Taskforce, and urge Government to take action on the recommendations. Read more »

Health and safety recommendations not a moment too soon

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

New health and safety recommendations come not a moment too soon, says TEU national president Lesley Francey. Ms Francey welcomed the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safetys report, released today, which called for sweeping changes to … Read more »

National needs to wake up to aged care crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments failure to recognise a looming crisis within the aged care sector has been reinforced with todays just enough to get by pre-Budget funding announcement, Labours Aged Care spokesperson Kris Faafoi says. Read more »

Rangiora health hub update, public meeting 1 May

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

This Wednesday, 1 May from 6-8pm at Rangiora Baptist Church, Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) will hold a public meeting. At the meeting David Meates, CDHB chief executive will update the North Canterbury community on progress towards the … Read more »

Funding injection welcomed by Home Support Sector

Press Release – Home Health Association

The New Zealand Home Health Association is heartened by the Governments pre budget announcement that it will invest an additional $20 million over four years for home support services to help more elderly New Zealanders stay in their homes longer. Read more »

EPMU welcomes Health & Safety Taskforce report

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the report of the Health & Safety Taskforce and is urging the Government to implement it in full. Read more »

Taskforce must serve as blueprint for health and safety

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Todays independent taskforce report must serve as a blueprint for the future of workplace health and safety, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today. Read more »

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